Though Oswald passed away earlier this year at age 97, her legacy lives on in the Jerome Robbins
Dance Division, which is now celebrating its 75th year.
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Director, choreographer, and idea-man Jerome Robbins
has put together, and then blasted apart, the most savage, restless, electrifying dance patterns we've been exposed to in a dozen seasons.'
When completed, the Jerome Robbins
Theater will be unique among Manhattan venues as one of the most technically advanced theater of its size, and will achieve LEED certification for sustainable design and construction.
The groundbreaking choreography by Jerome Robbins
, book by Arthur Laurents, and the unforgettable score by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, dealt with dark themes and marked a turning point in American musical theatre.
INTERVIEWING Bea Arthur earlier this year, I asked her about the great Broadway choreographer-director Jerome Robbins
, with whom she had worked on Fiddler on the Roof in 1964.
The existing theater, which is in the building that houses BAC's current facilities, will open in early 2010, and will be named the Jerome Robbins
This startlingly frank passage, found in a notebook written many years after the McCarthy-era events it alludes to, numbers among the key discoveries made by Deborah Jowitt in her thrilling and scrupulously thorough new biography Jerome Robbins
: His Life, His Theater, His Dance.
's career meshed genius with bad behavior
DANCE WITH DEMONS THE LIFE OF JEROME ROBBINS
GREG LAWRENCE (PUTNAM; 622 PGS.; $32.95)
From the over-the-top antics of Fancy Free to the stylized realism of West Side Story, the discomfiting world of The Cage to the poignant humanity of Dances at a Gathering, the work of Jerome Robbins
redefined what American dance could be.
The brilliant but utterly self-loathing Jerome Robbins
even asked her to marry him.
He has been married for 60 years to dancer Sono Osato, who was featured with the original Ballet Russe and American Ballet Theatre, and starred as the original "Miss Turnstiles," in the Leonard Bernstein/ Comden and Green/ Jerome Robbins
production of "On the Town", as well as other Broadway shows.
THAT BROADWAY MAN, THAT BALLET MAN CHRISTINE CONRAD (BOOTH-CLIBBORN; 304 PGS.; $49.50)
is finally being honored with an American Masters documentary.